I know this is probably a bit too soon since I have only one set with this ball, but I want to get the word out. This is my new favorite ball after the Joker. I drilled with pin up with cg out to get more arc. On fresh oil or transition this ball hits consistently and is very forgiving on user errors. if you are on the edge to get this ball don't think and just do it you will enjoy.
12-21-2018 10:02 AM
My ball speed is generally around 14 mph, my pap is 4-3/1x3/4 up. The layout I used was 25x4-1/2x40.
I wasn't sure what to expect with this new symmetrical core which I generally don't have much success with, but this ball met my expectations and made a nice left turn at break point.
I had to make a move left for transition but it still made the corner and carried just as well as on fresh. Great ball to have!
I hadn't used this ball much since I first got it, however, recently after getting some "lane shine" I've been using this ball for houses/shots with a medium to short/dry condition and it's been great. I generally use the Morpheus Nightmare for lighter conditions, but when it's going a little too long the Swagger matches up nicely. Also, I use the Incredible for heavier conditions and when it's too much, I use the Swagger and again, matches up really well. This one is a keeper! I think this is becoming my benchmark ball!
12-27-2018 07:28 AM
Strong Cover with a high RG to get length makes this ball a great Core Cover Combo. The ball waits to get into its roll then rolls very heavy into the pocket keeping pins low for better carry. It is another great addition to the Swag line for a different angle with great results. Keep up the great work Swag.
01-10-2019 10:36 AM
I drilled mine 40 x 4 1/2 x 30.
This ball is by far one of the most aggressive bowling balls I have ever thrown. I never have to worry about the ball not getting back up or turning the corner.
I have had the ability to use this ball on a couple different lane conditions and it gives me a consistent roll. Straight up or swinging the ball the Swagger is going to give you a good entry into the pocket.
01-30-2019 06:50 AM
My Ball Speed: 17.5
Rev Rate: 432
Layout: 65 x 4 x 35
Surface Prep: Started with 2000 true cut, then raised the surface to 5000 grit truecut to get a later breakpoint.
This ball is simply amazing! I started with a 2000 grit surface by true cut to see what I could get out of it. At this surface, in the house I bowl in, the ball was simply burning up too quickly before reaching the pins which gave a very dead looking read on the back end. The next time I tried the ball in league, I raised the surface to 5000 grit using truecuts p5000D pad. With this surface on the ball, it moved the breakpoint from the midlane point, to a point closer to the pins. With that adjustment, this ball strikes whenever you get it close to the pocket. It has excellent continuation at the pins and throws messengers left and right. A must have in your bag!
02-06-2019 07:19 AM
I am a higher rev 17mph thrower.
I loved this ball as is right out of the box. I had multiple angles I could play with it. It has a nice smooth finish and keeps energy until it unleashes it at the pins. It is my go to heavy oil ball.
02-06-2019 07:32 AM
I am a higher rev 17 mph player.
I loved this ball as is out of the box. I could play different angles to the pocket. It is the biggest ball I have in my bag and I see it as a must have for heavy oil.
02-15-2019 11:10 AM
Strong Cover with a high RG to get length makes this ball a great combo (Cover and Core). The ball builds up energy through the head and mid lane and unleashes its power on the back end.
02-15-2019 07:02 PM
This is strikes in a box. Clean through the heads with alot of punch on on the backend. Although this ball can be very iffy pending on what layout you use but the cover is so versatile it will allow you to match up any whatever you need. That being said it's a great benchmark ball but it needs oil to perform. I have 2 pin up and pin down. Love both.
Chris Fletcher Jr
02-22-2019 03:50 PM
My ball speed is around 17-18 mph with a decent rev rate. I ordered this ball for fresh shots and for carry down issues. It does everything I wanted it to do! When my pearls get over under I grab this right out of the bag and it is game time again. The ball has a fantastic roll on it and it is so predictable and easy to adjust with it!
04-11-2019 07:09 PM
This ball is a complete monster. Great for any style of bowling. Personally I am a high rev (500-520), and high speed bowler (17-18mph). I hit my swagger with 1000 abralon pad, and I cant remember the last time I missed the pocket with this ball. Rolled my first ever 800 series with this ball and looking forward to many more honor scores from this ball! Must have must have must have!!!!!
04-26-2019 04:23 PM
What a ball.
I drilled this using CB’s Label Leverage layout to see how what this would do. Very versatile ball at this layout. Hits harder than I anticipated as I have been using mostly solid core equipment.
Get your hands on this ball immediately!!
05-20-2019 02:52 PM
Total Beast!!! This ball is so strong I have not been able to really throw it on my league shots, but is a must have on sport conditions. Reads the pattern well down lane, then gets into a very heavy roll with strong continuation.
05-21-2019 03:13 AM
Strong Cover with a high RG to get length makes this ball a great combo (Cover and Core). The ball builds up energy through the head and mid lane and unleashes its power on the back end. I have bought and sold 3 of these balls. a must for your bag.
05-22-2019 04:41 PM
As someone who isnt the biggest fan of symetrical equipment let me tell you how impressed by this ball i am. Its ablity to complement the joker and its ability to crush pins really has me turning heads
06-13-2019 10:29 AM
This ball is an easy yet versatile choice to use. Out of the box it's great for heavy oil patterns. I also put a hint of polish on the ball and can use in league play as well. Really like how the ball grabs the lanes on slicker conditions.
11-06-2019 01:52 PM
I absolutely love this ball. It keeps a strong backend reaction without sacrificing drive. Would reccomend.
11-17-2019 07:56 AM
The Swagger is amazing! I haven't rolled this ball for awhile as I like to get used to one ball at a time in order to give honest reviews. This ball needs some oil because it responds to friction really well. For a solid this ball goes pretty long. It responds very violently out of the pattern creating the perfect entry angle into the pocket. When the ball hits it definitely puts a hurting on the pins!
Sioux Falls SD.
12-05-2019 09:54 AM
This one of the most aggressive bowling balls I have ever thrown strong cover works well on med to heavy oil conditions .
12-08-2019 09:22 AM
This is the best benchmark ball I have ever thrown it is strong but predictable this was my first ball from California bowling llc and I can't put this down first two games with it 269 236.
02-10-2020 04:00 PM
This ball hits like a truck! I have it drilled 40x2x60 so it's really smooth in the midlane and continues through the pocket. The two sets I've bowled with it for league have both been 720+ I also threw it on the shark oil pattern and it was really controllable on the fresh and still had a good look with it as it broke down. Overall very happy with this ball.
03-18-2020 10:34 AM
I have the big bro, and the incredible, I can't believe how these two ball hit the rack, I'm at 16 to 17.5 comfortable, nothing but fingers in after thumb is out, I'm releasing 2" from ankle, lefty beautiful arm swing up,standing on 28 board, hitting 3 arrow and man O man, BANG. I HAVE 10 hammer balls, 3 motiv balls 1 BRUNSWICK and 2 swag balls, fixing to order my 3rd swag, don't know which one, between joker, swagger, I think Mr.Rooney says it best.
05-16-2020 08:54 PM
This is the second Swagger I have drilled up. This one I have drilled strong for use on sports patterns with medium long oil. I like the way the ball continues to the pocket
05-26-2020 06:35 AM
I really like the strong cover/high RG combination. I bowl on THS (42ft) and this ball has a strong and continuous roll of the spot. To me, it's not as sharp off the spot as the Big Bro Flexin', mainly because of how I had them laid out, but I definitely feel they compliment each other, for my game.
06-30-2020 08:08 AM
To say this ball is versatile is an understatement.... Threw it on heavy oil conditions one day and house shot the next... While others moved and changed balls, the Swagger held strong and kept on striking!!! I throw 18-20 mph and have around 400 revs, so sometimes finding a ball i don't overpower can be tricky, but i would be afraid to throw this with lower revs also.... If you are looking for a very good benchmark ball, I wouldn't shy away from the Swagger!!!